Ogilvy and Pizza Hut of Hong Kong have teamed up to bring the “Foosball Pizza Box” – a specially designed pizza box with a fully playable foosball table integrated into the lid – right into the homes of diners stuck at home during the pandemic. Read more
Apple’s latest piece from their ongoing “Shot on iPhone” campaign is a nine minute advertisement that takes you on a journey through the history of film – from the silent genre to sci-fi flicks. Ironically the short itself adds to historical film genres by being the first to be filmed vertically on an iPhone. Read more
Who needs an ad agency? Over the past two weeks Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York solicited more than 600 submissions from across the state as part of their “Wear a Mask New York Ad Contest.” They’ve now narrowed it down to five finalists and it’s your last chance to weigh-in with an online vote before the winner is announced on May 26th. Read more
With a final score of Kansas City’s 31 to San Francisco’s 20, The Chiefs are the Super Bowl LIV Champs after a 10-point deficit only to go up by 11 points late in the fourth quarter. Unlike yesterday’s Big Game itself, the most-liked and most-watched Super Bowl commercials held very few surprises. Read more
Korea’s Gentle Monster has introduced its first collection of high-concept eyewear for kids with an ad campaign inspired by the creative gestalt of two social media personalities. The Gentle Monster Kids Collection features six super cool down-sized frames modeled and photographed by Instagram celebs 8-year-old Coco and 19 yr old Luca Mastroianni, respectively. Read more
I still remember the public shock in 1994 when IKEA ran their first ad featuring a gay couple, “Dining Room” directed by Paul Goldman. Created by then CD Greg DiNoto, ACD Kathy Delaney, CW Dallas Itzen and AD Patrick ONeill of Deutsch NY, the breakthrough ad had to be pulled off the air as a result of a bomb threat.
That was 25 years ago and today I saw an ad for Gillette, ‘My First Shave,’ featuring a transgender youth and his real life father. The spot is the latest from Gillette whose Anti-bullying message earlier this year caused many to boycott the brand for being too political. Read more
Everyone has a mother. We don’t choose them and they can range from wonderful to wicked. It’s pretty much luck of the draw. But even the Mom with the best-behaved children could use a break every now and then which is why it’s too bad that these hilarious parody products for parents aren’t actually the real thing. Read more